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Holding back on scathing emails
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Many years ago, I adopted the “wait till the next day” philosophy regarding letters I wrote to people which were penned in -- how shall we put this? -- the heat of battle. It was a simple rule: I never dropped a letter into a mailbox until it had sat on my desk overnight. That was a long time ago, back when I was in the newspaper business full time and received lots of nasty letters, vituperative telephone calls and profanities that would make any mother blush.